January 15, 2016
Lakeview Regional Medical Center is proud to announce it’s 2nd “Great Save” Event will take place on Monday, January 18th at 6:00pm in the Pelican Room. In an effort to recognize the crucial role that first responders play in saving lives, Lakeview Regional will reunite paramedics with patients they have brought to Lakeview Regional for emergency care. “It’s natural for a patient or their family to want to thank those who contributed to their care, but they rarely have the opportunity,” states Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer. “The Great Save brings together the patient with all the members of the care team, including the first responders, the physicians and the nursing staff who played a part in treatment.”
At the Great Save event, Lakeview Regional will reunite patient Steven Lowery with two paramedics from the Mandeville Fire Department’s District 4 EMS Team. On August 4th, 2015, Mr. Lowery had a stroke in the middle of the night. Unable to speak, he struggled to get his wife’s attention so she could call 911. When the paramedics arrived they immediately recognized that Mr. Lowery was in the midst of stroke and transported him to Lakeview Regional Medical Center. As part of Lakeview’s Code Purple Stoke Protocol, Mr. Lowery received a CT scan of his brain, and was then administered the lifesaving drug, tPA. Mr. Lowery has made a remarkable recovery and continues to receive outpatient therapy at Lakeview Regional’s Rehabilitation Department. He will speak on his own behalf at the Great Save event.
Lakeview Regional plans to host Great Save events on a quarterly basis. If you have been a patient at Lakeview Regional and would like to have the opportunity to thank your caregivers, please contact Jenny Gensler, Director of EMS Relations at (985) 867-4441.